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MYSTERY BOOK HUNT AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – How you do it – Choose your books and bring them to check-out where library’s computer will reveal if any of your selections is a Mystery Book. With each found Mystery Book visit you will receive a fall treat and the opportunity to enter a drawing for a free book bag and book and the official title “BOOK SLEUTH!”
HALLOWEEN HOUSE & YARD DECORATION CONTEST – Jasper Community Arts and the Jasper Public Library are sponsoring a Halloween Decorating Contest for residents of Jasper. Contest categories are Best Theme, The Scariest, Most Creative, and Most Traditional. One winner from each category will receive an award and gift certificate. Entry forms can be filled out online at www.jasperarts.org/halloween or by calling 812 482-3070. Entries must be received by Jasper Community Arts no later than Monday, October 11. Judging will take place Thursday evening, October 14. All houses must have their lights on by 6 p.m. For additional information call 812 482-3070 or go to www.jasperarts.org or www.jdcpl.us.
FALL HOME EXPO CANCELLED – The 16th annual Jasper Chamber of Commerce Home Expo, scheduled for October 1 and 2, has been cancelled for a variety of reasons,. The expo has been re-scheduled for Spring, 2022 at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Jasper. For additional information call 812 482-6866
GARNER ART WORK ON DISPLAY IN THYEN-CLARK CULTURAL CENTER – The work of Louisville oil painter Joyce Garner is on display in the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper. Garner’s paintings are filled with hope, regrets, and wishes – about the past and future. They are like an ancestry chart or family tree where each choice branches onward…emotional dialogues. The exhibit will be on display through October 22.
THU SEPT 23 – SUN SEPT 26 – HUNTINGBURG HERBSTFEST – Downton festival features craft show, food booths, beer garden, live music, car/tractor/motorcycle show, and more. CLICK HERE for a complete Herbstfest schedule.
THU SEPT 23 – STORYTIME FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled at 10 and 11 a.m. every Thursday in August. No registration required.
THU SEPT 23 – STORY HOUR AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. for youths 3 to 5 years of age. Theme: Welcoming Fall.
THU SEPT 23 – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome.
THU SEPT 23 – MAKERSPACE OFFICE HOURS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Hours from 1 to 4 allow Makers to stop by and get more assistance with DIY projects and get answers to questions. Staff will be in the MakerSpace during this time to offer a little more one-on-one time. Call ahead or drop by for help.
THU SEPT 23 – CURIOSITY CAFE OPEN AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 4 p.m. Teens will enjoy a variety of different activities each week including snacks, crafts, and games.
FRI SEPT 24 – WEBBER EXHIBIT CLOSES IN THYEN-CLARK CULTURAL CENTER – The exhibit, featuring the works of Jasper native Stacey Lee Webber, now living in Philadelphia, closes Friday, September 24, in the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper. A contemporary artist, Webber cherishes working with found materials whose history is physically evident. The Thyen-Clark art galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. The Webber exhibit opened August 5.
FRI SEPT 24 – HERBSTFEST GOLF SCRAMBLE – 5th annual Herbstfest Golf Scramble begins at 1 p.m. at Huntingburg Country Club.
SAT SEPT 25 – JASPER, HUNTINGBURG, FERDINAND FARMERS MARKETS OPEN – Jasper Market, open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October 9. Variety of produce seasonal to Indiana as well as eggs, jellies, honey, pretzels, muffins, sweet rolls, and more. Many crafts including soaps, doll clothes, home decor, and signs. Huntingburg Market, located in the Market Street Park, is open from 7-11 a.m. every Saturday thru October 2. Locally grown produce, eggs, noodles, micro greens, fresh cut flowers, and handmade items such as tie dye clothing and jewelry. Ferdinand Market open from 9 a.m. to noon on lawn of historic Wollenmann Home, 1150 Main Street in Ferdinand. Produce, art, music, yoga, and more. Everyone welcome.
SAT SEPT 25 – HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY EXHIBIT AT HUNTINGBURG HERBSTFEST – On display from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Exhibit will feature the Pumpkin Punch game and lots of prizes.
SAT SEPT 25 – WILL HOGE AT ASTRA THEATRE IN JASPER – Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Hoge is an American rock ‘n roll artist and songwriter. Tickets from $25 to $40 available at the Astra ticket office.
SUN SEPT 26 – HERBSTFEST PARADE IN HUNTINGBURG – 40th annual Herbstfest Parade, sponsored by OFS, begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Huntingburg.
MON SEPT 27 – STORY HOUR AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon. For ages 3-5. Theme: Apples/Johnny Appleseed.
MON SEPT 27 – MOTIVATION MONDAY AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins after school every Monday. Teens invited to the library’s Young Adult Room where they will receive something to eat, something to do, or something to enjoy.
MON SEPT 27 – MAKERSPACE STEM CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 5:39 p.m. Youths 10 and older are invited into the MakerSpace and join the Maker community. Exploration time for the group, formal instruction will be limited. The size, interests, and previous experience of the group will determine where focus is placed. Participants will need a waiver signed. Waivers can be picked up at the library or printed from the library website.
MON SEPT 27 – END OF THE MONTH BOOK CLUB MEETS AT DUBOIS LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. Participants will discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama. New members welcome.
TUE SEPT 28 – FAMILY STORYTIME AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. every Tuesday. Everyone welcome.
TUE SEPT 28 – ART TIME FOR LITTLES AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins at 10 a.m. To register call 812 367-1671 or go to the Ferdinand library website.
TUE SEPT 28 – CREATIVE CORNER AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Begins after school every Tuesday. No registration required.
TUE SEPT 28 – FAMILY GAME NIGHT AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Bring your own board game or borrow one from the library to use. Everyone welcome.
TUE SEPT 28 – TAI CHI CLASS AT COUNTY MUSEUM – Scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday in room three at the Dubois County Museum, in Jasper. Tai Chi Master Joe Weigant is taking all registrations and collecting fees. To register email email@example.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/joey.weigantFacebook.com/tri-stateholisticwellness.
TUE SEPT 28 – EVENING BOOK CLUB MEETS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 6:30 p.m. This month’s book selection – Ordinary Days by Ann Creel – will be discussed. New members can pick up a copy at the library.
WED SEPT 29 – MAKERSPACE OFFICE HOURS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Hours from 1 to 4 allow Makers to stop by and get more assistance with DIY projects and get answers to questions. Staff will be in the MakerSpace during this time to offer a little more one-on-one time. Call ahead or drop by for help.
WED SEPT 29 – JASPER LIONS CLUB MEETS AT JASPER K of C – Meeting begins at noon every Wednesday at the Jasper Knights of Columbus, 201 East 30th Street. Free membership to new members. Then only $60 a year. New members being sought. For additional information on the club’s mission call 812 309-9548.
WED SEPT 29 – EMPOWER ME TO BE CLUTTER FREE AT FERDINAND LIBRARY – Scheduled from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Purdue Extension presents a free, 3-part workshop that has proven techniques and practical advise to share. Registration required at www.jdcpl.us or by calling 812 367-1671.
WED SEPT 29 – DIY PUMPKIN CRAFT FOR TEENS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Begins at 4 p.m. All teens and tweens are invited to this free event. Participants will design their own pumpkins and get in the mood for the fall season. No registration required. Available while supplies last.
THU SEPT 30 – MAKERSPACE OFFICE HOURS AT JASPER LIBRARY – Hours from 1 to 4 allow Makers to stop by and get more assistance with DIY projects and get answers to questions. Staff will be in the MakerSpace during this time to offer a little more one-on-one time. Call ahead or drop by for help.
THU SEPT 30 – STORY HOUR AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Open from 1 to 2 p.m. For ages 3 to 5. Theme: Apples/Johnny Appleseed.
THU SEPT 30 – CURIOSITY CAFE FOR TEENS OPEN IN JASPER LIBRARY – Opens at 4 p.m. Teens enjoy a variety of different activities each week including snacks, crafts, and games.
THU SEPT 30 – FALL CANVAS PAINTING FOR ADULTS AT HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY – Scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants welcome Fall by using their creativity creating a canvas painting. All supplies provided. To sign up call 812 683-2052.
WEBBER WORK ON DISPLAY AT THYEN-CLARK CENTER – Jasper Community Arts, with support from Keusch Glass, is presenting the work of Jasper native Stacey Lee Webber at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center in Jasper. Webber, now residing in Philadelphia, works with found materials whose history is physically evident. The exhibit will be on display through September.
MAINTAIN/IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of stress and uncertainty for all, and people have responded in a variety of ways. Depression, anxiety, and addictions of all kinds have become common reactions. The Memorial Hospital Counseling Center will present Strategies to Maintain/Improve Your Mental Health in the Dubois library community room Wednesday, August 18, at 6;30 p.m. Participants will learn more about the COVID-19 impact on mental health, how to recognize warning signs in friends, loved ones, and yourself, as well as various coping skills to move in a forward direction. Free. No registration needed. For additional information call 812 678-2548.
HUNTINGBURG LIBRARY SEEKING HELP – The Huntingburg Public Library is asking the general public to help plan the future of the library. Persons are asked to fill out a brief 10-15 minute survey. Your answers will be completely anonymous. Questions with an asterisk (*) indicate an answer is required. To obtain a copy of the survey CLICK HERE
THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS – The Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit, accredited organization whose purpose is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through the use of therapeutic horsemanship. Volunteers assist the certified riding instructors to ensure directions are being carried out to the best of their ability. They also assist with barn duties, fundraising efforts, and various activities associated with the center. No experience necessary. Volunteers are asked to give about 90 minutes of time one evening per week. Training will be provided. The next session for riders will begin in the middle of August, two sessions each Wednesday and Thursday evening. To volunteer or for additional information call 812 631-9453.